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Published:July 11th, 2015 09:43 EST
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English Bulldog Born With Half a Body Will Melt Your Heart: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Bonsai the English bulldog will melt your heart.

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He was born in April with multiple rare deformities - half a spine, no pelvis and tiny hind legs. His owners gave him to Friends of Emma a Texas rescue organization when he was only three-and-a-half weeks old.

His main condition is Sacral Agenesis (Caudal Regression) which is actually a human condition and Friends of Emma tell INSIDE EDITION that based on weeks of worldwide research, there is not another documented case of an animal living with SA."

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Bonsai may have only half a spine, no pelvis and no hind legs, but like a typical puppy he`s a whirling dervish of fun and excitement.

When I watch this video one word comes to mind and it isn`t sympathy or sadness, it`s: Joie de vivre. This puppy could teach us a thing or two about overcoming the bad hand that fate may have dealt us, and enjoying life.

Bonsai has a blast interacting with his environment and his canine and human friends, he almost inspires me to go to the animal shelter and adopt another puppy, even though I already have my hands full with a pooch and two cats.

This adorable pooch will need costly medical attention for the rest of his life to manage his internal conditions. Friends of Emma has set up a fundraiser page to help support his treatment.

Click here to help support Bonsai.

Photo Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

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